THE POSTURES

Bikram Yoga, the original hot yoga, is made up of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. The class is done in a heated room to allow the body to stretch safely and effectively. Each student works to their own ability.

Standing Deep Breathing

 

Expands the lungs to their full capacity.

Increases circulation to the whole body.

Counteracts emphysema, asthma, and other breathing problems.

Helps regulate blood pressure.

Exercises the nervous, respiratory, and circulatory systems.

 

Half Moon/Hands to Feet Pose

 

Revitalizes liver, spleen, pancreas and kidneys.

Corrects bad posture.

Helps to alleviate lower back pain, bronchial distress, scoliotic deformities, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder.

Improves circulation in the legs and to the brain.

Increases flexibility of the spine, sciatic nerves, most of the tendons and ligaments of the legs.

Strengthens and firms the abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks.

Awkward Pose

 

Increases circulation in the knee, toe and ankle joints.

Relieves rheumatism, arthritis and gout in the legs.

Helps to cure slipped disc and lumbago in the lower spine.

Increases hip joint flexibility.

Strengthens and firms upper arms and all muscles of thighs, calves and hips.

Eagle Pose

 

Relieves tension in neck and shoulders.
Improves sexual vitality and control.
Improves flexibility of all 12 major joints of the body.
Strengthens and firms legs, arms and abdomen.

Standing Head to Knee Pose

 

Develops concentration, determination and patience.
Increases pancreatic functions.
Helps balance blood sugar levels.
Improves flexibility of sciatic nerve.
Strengthens and firms abdomen, thighs, legs, upper body and arms.

Standing Bow Pulling Pose

 

Flushes out kidneys helping to eliminate metabolic waste.
Increases the size and elasticity of the rib cage and lungs.
Helps correct high blood pressure.
Helps tennis elbow and frozen shoulder.
Improves flexibility and strength of the lower spine and most of the body’s muscles.
Improves flexibility of sciatic nerve.
Strengthens and firms abdominal wall, upper thighs, upper arms, hips and buttocks.

Balancing Stick Pose

 

Strengthens the heart muscle and improves circulation.
Increases lung capacity.
Helps tennis elbow and varicose veins.
Increases flexibility of the spine, hip and shoulder joints.
Strengthens and firms arms, hips, buttocks and upper thighs.

Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

 

Helps functioning of the abdominal organs.
Brings blood to the brain.
Stretches and strengthens sciatic nerves and tendons of the legs.
Increases flexibility of the pelvis, ankles, hip joints and last five vertebrae of spine.
Improves muscle tone and flexibility of thighs and calves.

Triangle Pose

 

Improves every muscle, joint, tendon and internal organ.
Revitalizes nerves, veins and tissues.
Improves crooked spines.
Helps correct frozen shoulder and tennis elbow.
Increases strength and flexibility of hip joints and of muscles of the side of the torso.
Strengthens and firms arms, upper thighs, waistline and hips.


 

Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose

 

Increases blood circulation to legs and brain (helping with some types of headaches).
Massages internal organs.
Helps with diabetes and hyperacidity.
Helps relieve constipation, dyspepsia and hemorrhoids.
Improves flexibility of the spine, shoulders, hips, sciatic nerves.
Strengthens and firms abdomen, waistline, hips, buttocks, upper thighs.


 

Tree Pose

 

Improves posture and balance.
Improves circulatory disorders.
Relieves tension in neck and shoulders.
Increases flexibility of ankles, knees and hip joints.
Strengthens internal oblique muscles to prevent hernia.

 

Toe Stand Pose

 

Develops psychological and mental powers, especially patience.
Helps to cure gout and rheumatism of the knees, ankles and feet.
Helps with hemorrhoid problems.
Strengthens stomach muscles, weak joints and feet (which have 1/4 of all the bones in the body).


 

Dead Body Pose

 

Returns circulation to normal.
Improves concentration.
Helps reduce hypertension, nervousness, anxiety and irritability.

Wind Removing Pose

 

Massages the colon.
Helps and prevents constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.
Stimulates the liver, small and large intestine, spleen.
Improves flexibility of the hip joints and relieves lower back pain.
Firms the abdomen, thighs and hips.

Sit-up

 

Strengthens and firms the abdomen.
Increases flexibility of the spine, hamstrings, and sciatic nerves.

Cobra Pose

 

Relieves back pain.
Increases spinal strength and flexibility.
Improves functioning of the large and small intestines, liver, kidney, spleen.
Improves pigeon chest by opening rib cage, permitting maximum expansion. of the lungs and increasing oxygen intake.
Helps relieve lumbago, rheumatism and arthritis of the spine.
Helps to cure gout, slipped disc, sciatica, tennis elbow.
Helps relieve menstrual problems.
Strengthens the immune system and revitalizes the thyroid.
Improves flexibility of hip and shoulder joints.
Strengthens and firms abdomen, hips, legs, buttocks and arms.

Locust Pose

 

Relieves back pain.
Increases spinal strength and flexibility.
Improves functioning of the large and small intestines, liver, kidney, spleen
Improves digestion.
Helps relieve lumbago, rheumatism and arthritis of the spine.
Helps to cure gout, slipped disc, sciatica, tennis elbow, varicose veins in the legs.
Helps relieve menstrual problems.
Strengthens the immune system and revitalizes the thyroid.
Improves flexibility of shoulder and elbow joints.

Full Locust Pose

 

Increases strength in the middle spine.
Helps relieve scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylosis and slipped discs.
Opens up the rib cage and increases elasticity.
Strengthen and firms abdomen, upper arms, hips and thighs.

Bow Pose
Revitalizes all spinal nerves by increasing circulation to the entire spine.

Strengthens the entire spine, resulting in relief from back aches.

Strengthens abdominal muscles.

Strengthens upper arms, thighs and hips.

Stretches hip flexors and posts muscle.

Massages abdomen – improves functioning of the large and small intestines, liver, kidneys and spleen.

Improves the flexibility of the scapula, latisimus, deltoid and trapezius muscles

Increases oxygen intake by opening the rib cage, enabling maximum expansion of lungs.

 

Fixed Firm

 

Helps to cure sciatica, gout and rheumatism in the legs.

Helps to prevent hernia.

Strengthens and improves flexibility of lower spine, knees, and ankles.

Firms thighs, calf muscles and strengthens the abdomen.

Half Tortoise Pose

 

Provides maximum relaxation.
Stretches lower part of the lungs increasing blood circulation to the brain.
Good for diabetes and anemia.
Massages heart, lungs and coronary arteries.
Increases flexibility of the hip and shoulder joints.
Firms abdomen and thighs.

Camel Pose

 

Stretches abdominal organs and cures constipation.
Stretches the throat, thyroid gland and parathyroid.
Stimulates the nervous system.
Opens rib cage to allow for maximum expansion of the lungs.
Improves flexibility of neck and spine.
Firms abdomen and slims waistline.

Rabbit Pose

 

Maintains mobility and elasticity of spine.
Nurtures the nervous system, helps with depression.
Improves digestion.
Helps cure sinus problems, colds and chronic tonsillitis.
Strengthens and firms abdomen and back muscles.

Head to Knee with Stretching Pose

 

Helps balance blood sugar levels.
Improves kidney function.
Improves digestion.
Improves the flexibility of sciatic nerves, ankles and hip joints.
Strengthens and firms abdomen and arms.

Spine Twisting Pose

 

Increases circulation and nutrition to spinal nerves, veins and tissues.
Improves spinal elasticity and flexibility.
Helps cure lumbago and rheumatism of the spine.
Improves digestion.
Firms abdomen, thighs and buttocks.

Blowing in Firm

 

Increases circulation.
Removes metabolic waste.
Strengthens all abdominal organs.
Trims the waistline.

ADDRESS

East Mill North Andover

43 High Street, Suite 310

North Andover, MA 01845

 

CONTACT​ US

teri@bikramyogamv.com

Tel: 978-689-YOGA

 

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